EU RoHS - Material risk of pthalates in metal parts?

Question Posed: 

Is it possible to find the four phthalate substances listed in the EU RoHS Directive (Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)) in metal parts?

Answer Provided:

No, it would be extremely rare and unusual to find the four phthalate substances in metals since they are all some form of plasticizer (a substance added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity).

Reference: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32015L0863

***Article contents valid as of 2017-11-07

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